Thematic Hearing: Allegations of Impunity over Murders and Attacks on Human Rights Defenders in Colombia

Commissioners: Margarette May Macaulay; Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño (not present); Luis Ernesto Vargas Silva (not present); Francisco José Eguiguren Praeli (Rapporteur for State of Colombia); Joel Hernández García; Antonia Urrejola Noguera; and Flávia Piovesan (not present) Other: Soledad García Muñoz (Special Rapporteur…

Human Rights and Social Protest in Peru

Versión en español disponible aquí. Commissioners: Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, Dinah Shelton Petitioners: Grupo de Formación e Intervención para el Desarrollo Sostenible (GRUFIDES), Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos (CNDDHH), Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), Fundación Ecuménica…

Human Rights Situation in Venezuela (II)

Commissioners: Tracy Robinson, Felipe González, Rodrigo Escobar Gil, Emilio Álvarez Icaza (Executive Secretary). Petitioners: Comité de Víctimas de los Sucesos de Febrero-Marzo de 1989 (COFAVIC) / Acción Solidaria contra el Sida (ACSOL) / Vicaría de Derechos Humanos de la Arquidiócesis…

Criminalizing Social Movements in Peru

Peru has taken a dangerous step toward endangering social protestors by passing Decree Law 1095 (Decree 1095) on September 1, 2010. Decree 1905 is a response to protests by communities against a national irrigation project. The law permits deployment of…